Privacy & Disclaimer

Privacy Policy

We suggest using the latest version of the Google Chrome browser to surf the website. We can’t guarantee the correct operation of the website on different browsers than Google Chrome.

Who we are

This website (thegroovecartel.com) is part of The Groove Cartel Network. Its purpose is to inform the lovers of the movement about the hottest news around the globe.

The Groove Cartel (thegroovecartel.com) servers are based in India and the USA.

Every time this document quote “this website” it refers to thegroovecartel.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The website itself doesn’t collect personal data. However, we run advertisements as well as contact forms that may collect personal data if users use it.

Content Commenting

Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of this Application.

Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments.

If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.

Facebook Comments (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Comments is a content commenting service provided by Facebook, Inc. enabling the User to leave comments and share them on the Facebook platform.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Analytics

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy; Ireland – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

WordPress Stats (Automattic Inc.)

WordPress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Application and interact with them.
This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

YouTube video widget

YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Ireland Limited that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy; Ireland – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Google Fonts

Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google Ireland Limited that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy; Ireland – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Traffic optimization and distribution

This type of service allows this Application to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance. Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between this Application and the User’s browser.
Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information of the User are transferred.

Cloudflare (Cloudflare Inc.)

Cloudflare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by Cloudflare Inc.
The way Cloudflare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through this Application, i.e., communication between this Application and the User’s browser, while also allowing analytical data from this Application to be collected.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Platform Services and hosting

These services have the purpose of hosting and running key components of this Application, therefore allowing the provision of this Application from within a unified platform. Such platforms provide a wide range of tools to the Owner – e.g. analytics, user registration, commenting, database management, e-commerce, payment processing – that imply the collection and handling of Personal Data.
Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.

WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.)

WordPress.com uses the services of a platform provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Tag Management

This type of service helps the Owner to manage the tags or scripts needed on this Application in a centralized fashion.
This results in the Users’ Data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this Data.

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a tag management service provided by Google Ireland Limited.

Personal Data collected: Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy; Ireland – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Contacting the user

Contact form (this Application)

By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes this Application to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.

Personal Data collected: email address; first name; last name (if requested).

SPAM Protection

This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Application, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages, and content that are recognized as SPAM.

Google reCAPTCHA

Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google Ireland Limited.
The use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google privacy policy and terms of use.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy; Ireland – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Advertising

This type of service allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements, possibly based on User interests.
This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.
Some of the services listed below may use Cookies to identify Users or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside this website. For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.
In addition to any opt-out offered by any of the services below, the User may opt-out of a third-party service’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Google AdSense

Google AdSense is an advertising service provided by Google LLC.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy; Ireland – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Google Ad Manager

Google Ad Manager is an advertising service provided by Google LLC that allows the Owner to run advertising campaigns in conjunction with external advertising networks that the Owner unless otherwise specified in this document, has no direct relationship with. In order to opt-out from being tracked by various advertising networks, Users may make use of Youronlinechoices. In order to understand Google’s use of data, consult Google’s partner policy.
This service uses the “DoubleClick” Cookie, which tracks the use of this website and User behavior concerning ads, products, and services offered.   Users may decide to disable all the DoubleClick Cookies by clicking on www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout?hl=en.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy; Ireland – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Disclaimer

Website’s contents:

Take note that all the multimedia materials (excluded images) showed on this domain are embedded from external sources and are not hosted on this site (thegroovecartel.com). In case some of these materials infringe on any copyright, you have to contact the external hosting site. We have no power over these multimedia materials.

Cover arts of songs, flyers regarding events and all the images including a collage of photos and/or logos and/or texts are provided by the event’s organizers, music labels or PR agencies associated with that specific content.

In some cases, also the images are embedded from external sources.

Unless otherwise specified, multimedia contents (images, videos, and audios) are not property of this website (thegroovecartel.com). In most of the cases are linked or owned by the subject of the article itself.

The authors of every article are displayed on the top or bottom of the article itself. Take note that, in most of the cases, the author displayed may not be the original author of the article; this happens because of several reasons:

  • the original author may request the cancellation of his profile and, his exciting articles are linked to another author
  • the article has been created by a user that has let it blank in the waiting of another author to fill it and add all the contents necessary (more about this practice here)

None of the contents of the site (thegroovecartel.com) are supposed for commercial use; instead, the contents are supposed for information purposes only.

The materials appearing on The Groove Cartel’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Groove Cartel does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. The Groove Cartel may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice.

The Groove Cartel has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Groove Cartel of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

Future:

We’re working on an increase in our server’s performance to provide a better user experience to our visitors. We’ve planned to complete this improvement program in March 2020.

This page may change at any time and without further notifications.